Treating and Preventing Dust Mites in Pillows and Bedding

Apr 17, 2018 | Bed Bugs

Are you having unexplained allergic reactions or respiratory symptoms in your own home?

Have you have looked everywhere for the cause to no avail? The source of your problem may be dust mites. Too tiny to see with the naked eye, these microscopic arthropods feed on shed human skin and can be found anywhere where their food source is readily available. In certain settings, this includes the bed. In this guide, our experts here at EcoClear Products will show you how to take care of dust mites in your pillows and bedding. Below, we cover general good habits to practice to keep dust mites out of your home, and we also provide information on our very own Stop Bugging Me!™ Laundry Additive that you can use to eliminate an existing dust mite infestation in your bed. Read on to learn more, and shop with us today!

 

What Are Dust Mites?

Dust mites are microscopic arthropods that feed on shed human skin. Reaching sizes of only one-quarter to one-third of a millimeter, dust mites cannot be seen with the naked eye. Their small size also means that they do not require much food to live. In fact, 1.5 grams of shed human skin (the average amount shed by an adult human in a single day) is enough to feed over one million dust mites. Learn more about what causes dust mites and how treat them in the following sections.

 

What Causes Dust Mites?

The primary cause of a dust mite infestation is the presence of easily-accessible shed human skin. Floors that are not routinely swept, mopped, or vacuumed can harbor large amounts of shed human skin — often invisible to the human eye, but more than enough to feed millions of dust mites. Worst, uncleaned floors and other areas can trap dirt and dust, which can in turn trap even more shed human skin, creating a veritable utopia for dust mites. In addition to the presence of shed skin and dust, dust mites also prefer environments 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity levels around 70 to 80 percent.

 

How to Get Rid of Dust Mites in Your Bed

While difficult to spot, dust mites are not difficult to stop. The first step to getting rid of dust mites in your property is to keep your space clean. Sweep, mop, vacuum, and wash regularly. As far as your bedding goes, this means changing out and washing your sheets and pillowcases at least once a week. By cleaning your space regularly, you will eliminate dust mites’ primary source of food: shed human skin. You will also stop dust and dirt from building up and trapping skin and other debris. This will keep your home from becoming the ideal dust mite habitat.

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If humidity levels are particularly high in your home, we also recommend investing in a dehumidifier for your space. This will keep humidity levels significantly lower in your indoor areas, which will dissuade dust mites from settling in your home. Dehumidification and regular cleaning will prevent dust mites from invading your home in the future.

 

Stopping Dust Mites With Stop Bugging Me!™ Laundry Additive

When cleaning your bedding and other possessions to treat and prevent dust mites, you want to be sure to choose products that get the job done right. Effectiveness is likely your top priority, but eco-friendliness may be high on your priorities list as well. After all, the chemicals used in many of today’s cleaning products are incredibly damaging to the environment and can even pose health risks for people and pets in the home. If you are looking for an effective and eco-friendly product to take care of dust mites in your bed, Stop Bugging Me!™ Laundry Additive is your solution.

Designed by our green-thinking engineers here at EcoClear Products, Stop Bugging Me!™ Laundry Additive is an eco-friendly product engineered to eliminate all traces of bug activity from laundry after just one machine wash. Great to use against dust mites, bed bugs, fleas, and a host of other bug invaders, Stop Bugging Me!™ Laundry Additive uses naturally-derived active ingredients to provide fast and effective treatment for clothing, bedding and other washable fabrics. Best of all, 100% biodegradable, high-efficiency washer-approved, and safe for people, pets, wildlife. If you’re looking to get rid of dust mites in your, this is the eco-friendly product for you.

 

Learn More

Interested in learning more about how to get rid of dust mites in your home or business? Contact our team here at EcoClear Products to speak with one of our experts directly. Ready to give Stop Bugging Me!™ Laundry Additive a try? Shop online or use our Store Locator to find an EcoClear Products retailer near you.

 

 

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